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Year 1784 in Music History

Events in Music


Music releaseMusic Premiere

Apr 29 Premiere of Mozart's Violin Sonata in B flat, K.454 at Kärntnerthor Theater in Vienna; violinist Regina Strinasacchi, and Wolfgang Mozart on piano

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Musician and Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 1 William Beale, English composer and baritone, born in Lankrake, Cornwall (d. 1854)
  • Jan 27 Martin-Joseph Mengal, Belgian composer (d. 1851)
  • Jan 31 Carl Wilhelm Henning, German composer and conductor, born in Öls (d. 1867)
  • Feb 3 John Fane, British politician, diplomat (11th Earl of Westmoreland), and composer (Royal Academy of Music, 1830), born in Piccadilly, London (d. 1859)
  • Feb 27 Job Plimpton, composer
  • Apr 5 Louis Spohr, German violin virtuoso and composer (Faust), born in Braunschweig, Germany (d. 1859)
  • Jul 27 George Onslow, English-French composer (chamber music), born in Clermont-Ferrand, France (d. 1853)
  • Sep 7 František Max Kníže, Czech composer, born in Drahelčice Czech Republic (d. 1840)
  • Oct 15 Thomas Hastings, American composer, born in Washington, Connecticut (d. 1872)
  • Nov 28 Ferdinand Ries, German composer, born in Bonn, Germany (d. 1838)
  • Dec 1 Francois Henri Joseph Castil-Blaze, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 11 Ferdinand Philipp Joseph Lobkowitz, Czech composer, dies at 59
  • Feb 24 Anton Laube, Bohemian composer, dies at 65
  • Apr 2 Pierre Leclair, French composer and violinist, dies at 74
  • Jun 7 Jean-Baptiste Canavas [Canvasso], Italian composer and cellist, dies at 71
  • Jul 1 Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, German composer and son of J.S. Bach (Sinfonias 64), dies at 73
  • Aug 3 Giovanni Battista Martini, Italian Conventual Franciscan friar and composer, dies at 78
  • Aug 6 Karl Kohaut, Austrian composer and lutenist, dies at 57
  • Sep 27 Boniface Stoeckl, German composer, dies at 38